Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Marian Strauss


I have had 5 or 6 events. First I feel light-headed, then nauseaous, sweaty, and begin to black outalthough so far I haven't. Then it ends. Often it seems to be associated with eating and talking but not always. Usually I am sitting down. Once I went to the hospital because I was afraid to keep driving. I have since had a tilt-table test. The adminstrator felt I was O.K. but my cardiologist said I definitely had VVS. I was fine for the first 45 minutes of standing but passed out when given nitro-glycerin.Why would that happen? He suggested taking Toprol XL, but as it only happens infrequently, I kind of hate to medicate for it.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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